dancers1 for webAs it has done for more than a decade, the Orange County Sansei Singles held a dance on Aug. 6 at the Elks Lodge in Gardena as a benefit for the Nisei Week Japanese Festival. The proceeds donated to the Nisei Week Foundation during the festival’s closing ceremony on Aug. 21.

kokoro1 for webLive dance music, a mix of oldies and recent hits, was provided by Kokoro, featuring vocalists Jennifer Cella, Lauren Kinkade and Steven Santiago.

orange county sansei singles for webOCSS board members were introduced. From left: Stan Masumoto, Lorraine Dohzen, Laraine Miyata, Arlene Ito, Cheryl Idemoto, Peggy Tom and Larry Haramoto. Miyata and Tom were co-organizers of the event.

ocss and nisei week court for webMembers of the 2015 Nisei Week Court sold raffle tickets. From right: Queen Sara Hutter,Miss Tomodachi Karen Mizoguchi, Princess Tamara Teragawa, Princess Kelsey Kwong and Princess Camryn Sugita.

teragawa-haramoto-otaFrom left: 2016 Nisei Week Foundation President David Teragawa, Larry Haramoto of OCSS and Nisei Week board member Helen Ota.

line dancingAttendees alternated between social dancing and line dancing.

Photos by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo

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